Saturday, February 28, 2009

a mother's inspiration

Without gobs of back story, I can easily say February 28th is a day I will never forget. 2 years ago today, was the day I watched my mother pass away after bravely fighting cancer. Her fight wasn't even that long, just over a year, but she gave that cancer a run for it's money. While this is an extremely personal issue, I needed to say it was her love of baking and cooking that has always been my biggest inspiration. I was able to spend countless hours, starting as a young boy, baking cookies, muffins, squares, even fresh bread with my mother. Priceless moments. I can't thank you enough for all the lessons you taught me and I'll continue to put a little piece of you in everything I make. Love.

4 comments:

bruleeblog said...

That is a wonderful tribute. And the oatmeal cookies were a nice touch as well. :)

Chris said...

Thanks brulee!

Maki said...

your post made me tear up. What a wonderful way to keep the memories of your mom with you everyday.

Chris said...

I've learned along the way to celebrate the passing of those that are close and baking with her recipes is one of my favorite ways.

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